The Tamlin Team

Tamlin is a licensed builder with experience in both residential and commercial projects. Our marketing, design and administration staff love working out of our show office in Coquitlam B.C. The unique west coast timber frame elements help provide a tranquil and inspiring setting to work in.


“Thank you for making it happen – from listening to us, to conceptualizing it all on paper, to managing crews and resources, to delivering a beautiful house – you made it happen!”  Sofia McGowan – Galiano Island

Our awarding winning team is captained by our owners Chris Lynn and Paul Tabuchi, each with over 30 years’ experience in the building industry (over 20 of those with Tamlin). Both Chris and Paul started with Tamlin as employees, then partners, and finally took over full ownership of the company when the senior partners retired in 2008. This seamless transition allowed for continued growth of the company. Chris and Paul’s hands on management style and willingness to step in and assist at any stage of the project is one of the factors that sets Tamlin apart from our competitors. It is not unusual to see one of them on site working with the sub-trades or meeting with owners.

“Kudos to Chris and Paul for their dedication and leadership in the industry.”  – Crag’s End Construction


Tamlin is not a typical design-build company because we also manufacture some of the products that go into our homes. The beautiful timbers, for example, that you see in both our contemporary and traditional projects are hand crafted in our factory and you can inspect them prior to shipping to your job site. Because of this our designers are not only experts in producing some of the most detailed construction plans in the industry, but also producing and checking shop drawings for the manufacturing process. Meticulous checks and double checks ensure accurate take offs for all other materials. Our project managers and sub trades can rely on drawings being accurate. When material arrives on site they can move the project forward with confidence and bring it to completion on time and on budget.

tamlin head office show room
tamlin staff
tamlin design team
tamlin timber factory

Tamlin is fortunate to have many long term team members, both employees (the majority have been with us 10 years or more) and sub-trades that work with us because of the company’s commitment to excellence in service and product.  In the building industry where the time frame from conceptualization to delivery and construction often spans many months or even years the personal involvement and continual dedication and support of everyone involved in a Tamlin project has allowed us to become a recognized leader in customer service.

“the quality and cost of our build was critical to us, however, our #1 reason why we would recommend Tamlin is their integrity…”   Patty Lee and Teresa Place – Gambier Island

Our clients are able to rely on our staff being up to date on all the latest building products and techniques.  Although Tamlin has many years’ experience in the construction industry we are also regularly updating our product knowledge. Our suppliers provide us with current building techniques and the newest product innovations. We regularly book seminars at our facility for our staff and sub-trades and also will send staff members on courses to update their skills.

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